Summer Tour 2010

Hey folks,

Happy summer to you! Here in New York, the weather services are celebrating by issuing a severe weather warning due to heat and humidity. Standing today one block from my Brooklyn apartment, looking down 23rd Street across the East River, I could barely make out the Statue of Liberty through a hazy mirage of heated, 95 degree smog. Humbled by the swelter, I can’t help but look forward to this week’s trip to dry, breezy California! This Friday, Laura Cortese and I return to Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage for a headlining show, following up our opening set for David Lindley last March. Then I join up with acclaimed Boston fiddler Tashina Clarridge for a Sacramento concert before heading up to Mt. Shasta Fiddle Camp, where I’ll be teaching and performing with some of the best acoustic musicians on the planet. New Yorkers take note- before leaving the subways behind, I’m doing a full band show at the Rockwood Music Hall this Tuesday. Joining me are some of my best friends and favorite musicians in New York City- Erik Deutsch on piano, Jacob Silver on bass, and Marc Dalio on drums. I’ll be playing electric guitar and singing original and traditional songs. This show starts early- 6:00. I hope to see you there!

There’s lots happening later this summer, including the live-performance debut of my Child Ballads collaboration with Vermont songwriter Anais Mitchell. We’ve been interpreting these classic songs from England and Scotland for an album we’re recording this August. Come to the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn on July 9th for a sneak preview of these rich, melodic stories reinvented. We’re co-headlining with our favorite duo Mike and Ruthy!

There’s new shows being added to the schedule all the time, so stop by this website to keep in touch. If you like, you can sign up for the RSS feed to get new blog posts sent to your favorite reader or email!

Laura Cortese and Jefferson Hamer’s debut album, Two Amps, One Microphone is available for download here.

Finally, you can listen to some of my newest songs on the Facebook Music Page.

Thanks for your support, and I hope to see you soon.


upcoming shows:
Tuesday, July 29 – 6:00 PM
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY
Jefferson Hamer Band
featuring Jake Silver on bass, Erik Deutsch on piano, and Marc Dalio on Drums

Friday, July 2 – 8:00 PM
Freight and Salvage
Berkeley, CA
Laura Cortese and Jefferson Hamer
excerpt from the Freight and Salvage website:
Electric guitar and fiddle meld in intriguing new ways, entwined with sweet harmony vocals in the original songs performed by Laura Cortese and Jefferson Hamer. Last seen wowing the Freight audience with an opening set for David Lindley, Laura and Jefferson explore new ways to combine their copious instrumental, vocal, and songwriting talents. Tonight they spotlight tunes from their new duo CD, Two Amps, One Microphone.
buy tickets here:

Saturday July 3 – 7:00 PM
Anderson House Concert
Sacramento, CA
Jefferson Hamer and Tashina Clarridge
Tashina is an award-winning fiddler currently living in Boston. We’ll be playing an acoustic mix of traditional and original songs, as well as some choice arrangements of fiddle tunes.
Please reserve your seat by contacting Paul & Candy Anderson by email – or phone – 916-455-6312

Wednesday, July 7th – 7:30 PM
Kenneth W. Ford Theatre at College of the Siskiyous
Weed, CA
Summer String Summit All-Star Concert featuring Tim O’Brien, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Natalie and Brittany Haas, Jeremy Kittel, Nic Gareiss, Billy Contreras, The Bee Eaters, and many more

Fri, Jul. 9 – 9:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer sing traditional ballads from our upcoming album on a co-bill with our friends Mike & Ruthy

and looking further ahead:

Fri, Aug. 13
Subduded String Band Jamboree
Bellingham, WA
playing solo, with Robert Sarazin Blake, and with Anais Mitchell

other July dates with Anais Mitchell:
Sat, Jul. 10 – 8:00 PM
Albany, NY
The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Ave

Sun, Jul. 11 – 6:00 PM
Keene, NH
co-bill w/Mike & Ruthy

Sun, Jul. 18
Greenfield, MA
Green River Festival

August West Coast Tour with Anais Mitchell
Full Band with Anais, Rachel Ries on drums and vocals, and Jefferson Hamer on guitar and vocals
check for updated schedule

September Midwest Tour with Anais Mitchell
Thu, Sep. 2 – 7:30 PM
Ginkgo Coffeehouse
721 N. Snelling Ave
St. Paul, MN

Fri, Sep. 3 – 7:30 PM
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
New York Mills, MN

Sat, Sep. 4
Storyhill Festival Midwest
Brainerd, MN

Wed, Sep. 8 – 8:00 PM
Cafe Paradiso
Fairfield, IA

Fri, Sep. 10
Evanston Space
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL

Sat, Sep. 11 – 7:00 PM
WFMT Folkstage
5400 N St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL

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